Gender Transformation of the Judiciary Project 2013–2014

The Democratic Rights and Governance Unit (DRGU) of the University of Cape Town, together with Sonke Gender Justice (Sonke) hosted a series of legal sector meetings on gender transformation of the judiciary between 2013 and 2014. Four meetings were hosted in the Western Cape (25 February 2013), Gauteng (9 November 2013), the Eastern Cape (29 March 2014) and KwaZulu-Natal (6 December 2014) with the first of these meetings being held at the University of Cape Town.

The purpose and objectives of these meetings were to:

  • Create discussion amongst legal professionals
  • Gain insight into some of the barriers that hinder gender transformation in the judiciary
  • Understand the reasons and impact of these barriers.

The meetings also aimed to obtain input from legal professionals on how to strengthen the existing strategies for change that have been employed to bring about more progressive gender transformation of the judiciary.